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' UNITED STATES.
President... .T.Wtlliara McKinley
Vice-President Garrett A. Hobnrt
Secretary of Ktate.. ..V.j..Jfc....'..iJohn Hay
Secretary of Treasury,..-;.. I.yfnaii J.Gu;e
Reerciarv of Interior ...Cornelius K. Hliss
fcecretiu v of War........ .....Ellhu Root
Secretary of Navy..:..; .,..J6hu I). Long
PoBtmaHter-tieiteml... H....Jamcs A. Gary
Atloriiev-General. ....... '.. ....... John W. Oriirgt
Secretary of Agriculture. ..'........-....Jaraes Wilsou
-' STATU OF OREGON.
Senators j-"" "
Secretary of State... .
...... Geo.' W. McBrido
M. A. Mooav
Thos. If. Tonaiie
,...!). K. N. Hlnckburn
, ,.-...-.....T. T. Oecr
... K. I. Dunbar
.....C. B. .Mooro
,...J. H. Ackermari
...C. K. Wolverton
,...F. A. Mooro
-...:....R. 8. Bean
. Supt. of Public Instruction..
Circuit Judge W. L. Bradshan
Prosecuting Attorncyj..,..,,..,,,...,..., A. Jay in.
' WASCO COUNT?..;
E. B. Dufur
Reoresentative .. J. W. Morton
Judge ... Robert Mays
Commissioners j i::::!
County Clerk..... vA. M. Kelsaf
Sheriff .. ,. Robert Kelly
Treasurer,.-:.,. ........ 1. Phillips
Assessor ... .'. .'..'.. W. H. Whipple
Sclionl Superintendent..... C. L. Gilbert
Surveyor . J. B. Goit
. Coroner .' .....W. H. Butts
. HOOD RIVER DISTRICT OFFICERS.
Justice of Peace George T. Prather
. Constable K. S. dinger
. . COUNTY COURT. ;
; The County Court of Wasco county meets on
the ilrst Mondnys in January, Marcb, May,
. July, September and November. .
. -VjciRCUIT COURT. 1 '' -' ,
-"-Circuit Court of- Wascncotiniy meerfon the
third Mondnys in February, May and Novem
ber, r " - ''
i HOOD RJLY.ER CITV. , i
Mayor...:.. '.....I....:. :....T....Z E. L.'SmUh
P. K. Bradfordj Sr.
Mill ........... A. O. DIOHU
Concllnieii I ; .Clyde T. Bonuej
',.-, w. t ! ..,...,'......1 :.....i..J. H. Duk:
- r :,. 4... a. . i.Ji H. Ferguson
- liecoTder......... ....... J. R. Nickelscn
TrcHsurer George r. crowell
Marshal K. 8. Olilifref
REGISTERS AND . RECE VERS' U. S. LAND
." Jfi ' 0FF1CK3.''
.....j Jay P. Lucai
,W. R Dunbai
.......L. B. Clough
WALLA WALLA. ' .. ... ...
Register John M. Hill
Receiver.....' .i...-...,.,..-.....Thoiiias Masgrovs
iRaP.N CIr.- ......
Register.".................... C. B. Moorei
Receiver William Galloway
OIVRB TNK OHOIOE Of "
--EEE.T ! i
SALT LAKE, !
LOWEST RATES TO AX&
tcean Bteameri Leave Portland Every 5 Bays
. . SAN FRANCISCO.
' Stoamers Monthly from Portland to
Yokohama and Hong Kong, . yia 1 the
Northern Pacific Steamship Co., in con-
section with the O. R. A N. : ; ' "
For full Information call on O. R. A N. agent
B. B. CLARK. Hood River, or address. ' :; '- -
W." H. HURLBURT,"
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
O. B. & N. Tlme.Tabl for Hoed Rival
No. 4 4:87 p.m.
No. 2 V.)0:4J p. m.
No. 8 6:67'a. m.
No.) 4:00 p. m,
Way fre'iKhtlO:2a a. in.
Way freight.. it:top.m.
E. B. CLARK,-Agent.
RECULATOIl t ; ' ' I DALl.ES DITY
I IMA .V
DALLES, PORTLAND : & -f ASTORIA
NAVIGATIOfJ C0A?JY. '
Steamers-Dally (Exoept iunday) Between !
Portland, Cascade Locks, Stevenson,
- Spra?e, White Salmon, HOOP
RIVER and The Dalles.
;H00D RIVER TO PORTLAND
BOUND TRIP - ' -
THE DALLES OITICE: First and Court 8ts.
- v V .. W. C. ALLAWAY,
Uulieral Agent, t
a ' . " - . The Dalles, Or.
Due at Hood Rivsr, eastbound, 4 p. m.: west-.-bound,
9:3tl a.m. L
Leaves Portland lit 7 am.; Leaves. The Dalles
aft 7:00 a. m. j . .
, ,. ; . . mails. " - ' ;
Tha all urives froni Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays iuid Saturdays; departs th
' ; inm davs Rt noon.
For Chenoweth, leaves at 8 a. m. Tuesday .
'rhuisdnvs anil Saturdays; arrives at 6 p. m. :
For White Balmoa (Wash.) loaves daily at 6:4
a. m.: arrives at 7:1 p. m.
From White Salmon leaves forFulda, Gilmer
Trout Lake and Glcuwood Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays.
' ForBlngen (Wash.) leaves lit 6:4i p. m.; aN
five M2 p.isi. i
TO THE -
IHE NEWS OF THE WEEK!
s t ' t ' i ' - v '
From kAll Parts ofthe' New
; ' .Wor)d '. and. the Old. ,'
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
'Comprehensive Revieir of the Import
Hnt Uappenlugs of the Past Week
, Culled From the Telegraph Columns
The validity of government contract"
made by swindler Onptaiu Carter will
be tested r
The convention cgreoinp; to arbitra
tion of Bamocn claim . waa signod at
Washington, v-- ,
Influential San DiegAno trill ' build a
transcontinental railroad via Salt hak.9
from their city.?'?. ' UiC ' !
' Hunting ton denies that tha Fciflo
Mail Steamship Company ho absorbed
the New Japan line. "
The bioyclo, automobile and rubber
trusts now propose ona great concern
with a capitalization of $300,000,000,
Wisoonsin lnmber dealers have- jnrt
bonght J.000,000 acres of timber land
on the" Paoifio ioast. Xhoy - pai4
$8,000,000. y-', 4f rV-
Owing to the, poor ... telegraphic., and
cable service from Eonth Africa the
London papers can ' get ' no f newtf for
their special editions,.! ; . , ;
The submarine torpedo-boat Holland
has been successfully tested by Uncle
8am and a purchase w ill probably ocon
be made by the navy department. Ji
The battleship Oregon has sailed
from Hong Kong, supposedly for Cebu.
She sailed eoonor.-thaa -expected and
was seeminsly uriprepared, for sea. ;
ct-A boats' crew of the British" ship
Pa than,-recently- chartered for trans
port service refused, to accompany the
ship to the Philippines, i Twenty-one
of them wero placed in irons. ;
A St. Petersburg correspondent ieay
that Russia, France and Spain have de
cided to intervene and sucgest arbitra
tion between EhglancT and the Boers if
Germany is willing to co-operate. .'',
i Otis cables that tho ' Thirty-fifth in
fantry has reached Manila. This is the
regiment which was quartered at Van
couver and embarked from Portland.
Private Cleary died on the voyage. ;:
The Berlin'correspondentof the Paris
Figaro says Emperor AVilliam is re
solved to occupy Tiger bay, south of
Angola, on the west coast of South
Africa, if j England occupies Delagoa
Bussia wants us to define our policy
in .the partitioning' of China. She
seems anxious to know if we are in the
scramble for a " port of entry and a
sphere of influence.' 5 The impression is
that America will only insist , upon an
open-door policy and protection of her
treaty rights... Great Britain and Japan
will support her in these demands.
.-t The .Indiana, with -the Tennessee
volunteers on board, is. overdue at San
Francisco. " 'i r,
s'The Tacoma JTews announces author
itatively that the " Seattle ! Post-Intelligencer
has been sold. The purchaser's
name .is withheld.: ' " ' -
The officers of the ' transport Ohio,
which has arrived . at San . Francisco,
report that there is a . scarcity of food
on the island of Guam. -. -
"President Samuel ' Br'TJorinelly,"of
the International Typographical Union,
was accorded enthusiastic, receptions
by the printers of fortland and Seattle
and Spokane; . i l . ;
An ungrateful Indian, who had been
furnished with food and lodging, mur
dered 4 Nevada white woman and her
infant son 1 Robbery ""was'- the motive
of the assassin. : ' , . , j
n'. The Russian steamer Dolney ,Vastok,
which was to have entered the trans
port service, arrived in San Francisco
too- late, a . British steamer having
taken her .place.-.
"War in the Transvaal Eas effected
the markets of the East and specula
tive operations have ceased. The effect
on prices, however, has not beon as
great as anticipated. r"; ' "
A divorce has been granted to Count
Von Moltke, the emperor of Germany's
aid-de-camp. The, decree , places J the
entire guilt on the wife.- The case has
caused a sensation, in court circles for
a year past. v .. . . -.
Having learned that Whito is still
safe at Ladysmjth, the British lare giv
ing attention to General Joubert's plan
for" the conquest' of Natal. :" Such a
movement is regarded as more -daring
that Sherman's march to tho sea.
Judge Schofield, of Illinois, has ar
rived " in '. San Francisco from Samoa
and Hawaii.? HO' says- .tho natives of
Samoa should be allowed to work out
their own salvation He reports the
landgrabbers as doing a rushing busi
ness in-Hawiiian islands.- - r 'i k- st
, -' y - '
' Swindlers in Wall street,' New
York, have been selling washed-out,
canceled rfevenue' stamps, the traffio
having reached -enormous proportions.
It is estimated that 10 per cent of the
daily sales were fraudulent and ; that
the government has been losing $5,000
a day in the deal. ' -:
" Bourke Cockran, ' the " famous New
York orator, was once a porter for A.
' Charies E.'Littlefleld, who succeeds
Nelson Dingley in congress, will be the
tallest man in that body, being six
feet five inches in height.
- A call has been issued by the execu
tive council for the nineteenth annual
convention of the American Federation
of Labor, to be hold at Detroit, Mich.,
December 11 next.
will be taxed'
"Vice-President nobart is recovering
and is almost past the danger point.-'
Montreal waa viBited by a fje, de
jrtroying $5,000,000 worth of- property;
r Russia wants a loon. -The effort: to
got it in Germany resulted in failure.
The London fog is said to be bo thick
that it obscures the actors in theaters.
Money is going back EaBt to relieve
the stringency there due to a natural
. Admiral Schley says the completion
of the Nicaragua canal would moke the
American navy invincible. ' ; f ;
" Within the last week there has been
much fighting at Ladysmith, but no de
cisive results are attained.;- '
Banba and Tai-lao have .1i)een taken
by the Americans, but' Aguinaldo's
Whereabouts is as much , a mystery as
before. . : -
'-- Official returns are very Blow in Ken
tucky. , Both the Democrats and ' Re
publicans claim a victory," and a Con
test is sure. '
The Mexicans had two fights with
the Yaquis in which the Indians ' were
repulsed, but not without- considerable
loss to the Mexicans. .
The Union Iron Works, of San Fran
cisco, is said to have been absorbed by
the Seligman syndicate, - the gigantic
shipbuilding trust recently formed. . ' i
The Cherokee Indians will sell out
and leave this country.; They disap
prove of the allotment Jplan.' Mexico
has given them a grant of 8,000,000
acres. - - -
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-' An unknown man had one of his legs
torn from his body .while attempting to
board a moving trait near Kansas City..
He lived but 15 minutes, dying in
horrible agony., . ., " t . . .
' During a shopping tOiiy in New York, "
Admiral and Mrs.'! Dewey were 'com
pelled, to seek refuge in a store to avoid
the crowd of curious people' who" were
pressing them. . ? 1 1 ; ? j
Assistant Secretary Allen, in his an
nual report,-favors the naval reserve.
He believes that it should be reorgan
ized in connection 'with the regular
navy establishment . v , c
Relations between Japan and Russia
are strained. The trouble is over
Corea, and the Mikado's government is
thought to be anxious ; to try s conclu
sions with the czar. . . -
A long-lost will has turned . up, and
with it the prospect that the estate of
the late Andrew J. Davis, the Montana J
millionaire, will again burden the . re
Mabalacat in Luzon has been occu
pied by the Americans. - . :
The Washington volunteers were pre
sented with medahvin Seattle- u - .
Major-General Ludlow, " civil gover
nor of Havana, is visiting in New York."
Twelve-socialists and six ' liberals
were elected to the Berlin municipal
council y...: & e-
: The late John S. Pillsbury; of Minne
apolis, deft $100,000 to a" home ' for
In Snohomish county 2,500 men are
employed, in getting out ...logs and
shingle bolts. O-j C-X-Cx,
Twenty men of the Forty-second regi
ment were injured in a-Tail way acci
dent on their way to San Francisco. :'
. Nez Peroe " Indians : have sdemanded
more money than is paid for railway
rights of way through their reservation.
Assemblyman Mazet, of New : York,
.claims .he -was defeated by fraud, but
his friends say they will contest the
seating of Stewart...,.,.,. -,,,..
-. The danger of a Basnto - uprising ' is
now admitted to. be imminent hi South
Africa, and may render" necessary tho
mobilization of a second army corps. , ,
An agreement as to the partition of
Samoa has been reached at Berlin be
tween England and l Germany, subject
to the approval of the United States...'
A bark is loading 1,000,000 feet pf
specially selected timber at Vancouver,5
B. C, for the Cramps,' of Philadelphia,
to, he used in . building United States
ships;':' -'' - :
'' The civil governor, counsellor, judges
and secretaries who constitute the new;
government of Negros, sent greeting to
President McKinley on taking their
offices. ".,. ',. .-i
A cable message from General Otis
says that Major Hugh McGrath (cap
tain Fourth cavalry) died at Manila
from wounds received at the battle of
Novaleta, a month ago ..-!J'p
-1 ' - y 4 ' '
Frederick' J. Cross, of Honolulu'; has
the exclusive rights to operate the Mar
coni" system of wireless telegraphy in
the Samoas- It is expected 4 have
the system in operation January. 1.
AV $100,000 gold brick, the largest
ever melted in a Canadian mine;- is-to
be sent down from the Kootenai dis
trict shortly. This year'sv wash-up is
the richest ever known in the ': district.
Russians and the Japanese on the
Corean f peninsula are on . the most
friendly terms. The Russian and Jap
anese ministers assert that the reports
of friciton are unfounded and are in
tended to distract attention from other
questions. - - -"-"
; Gen. John Bidwell, of Chico, 1 Cal.,
who led the first party of whites .bver
the Sierras into the golden state, is
still hale and hearty at the age of 80.
, Official estimates of the wheat crop
in France place the yield at 846,600,
554 bushels this year. This is a falling
off of 25,098,068 bushels from last year.
Gen. Lawton, who has " been J de
scribed in a newspaper biography as
able 'to drink " any man under the
table," tells a correspondent in Manila
that he never drank a drop of liquor.
- v Littls Said of-Beseiged Army
BOMBARDMENT IS KEPT UP
Another British Transport ' Arrives a
Cape Town News From - Western
- Border- Affairs at l.advsmith. .
:. London, JJov. 13, The. British war
office has received from General Buller
the following dispatch: : -
"Cape Town, Thursday evening-
Have received by pigeon post from Gen'
eral White today the following: "The
bombardment at long range ; by heavy
guns continues daily. ' A few casual
ties are occurring, but no serious harm
is being done. The Boers sent in today
a number of refugees from the"' Trans
vaal under a flag': of truce.-' A party
from Ladysmith met thent" outside the
pickets, r When the party separated,
the Boers fired on it before it reached
our pickets. Major Gate, of the Royal
engineers,- was . wounded today while
sending a message. The entrenchments
are growing stronger daily and the sup
ply of provisions is ample;" -.;' : i
Ihe war . office this evening issued
the following: ' ' , 'if
"From Buller, Cape Town, Nov. 10.
By message from Buluwayo, dated
November 3: A small convoy and es
cort under Speckley, of Plumer's force,
was attacked by Boers" November 2.
Six men missing and lost convoy. " :
? rThe war office also issued the follow
ing: '.-1. -
' ' A report having - appeared in the
South African papers that our artillery
fired on the Geneva flag. General Bul
ler telegraphs the following account of
the "incident given to the Standard and
Diggers' News by a Dutch clergyman
with the Boers: 'Directly after tie first
cannon shot," the English '" thought our
men were at the railway station, and
fired there, . They were not, but one of
the shots went through an ambulance.
As soon as they found out their , mis.
take they' ceased firing. '-, The ambu
lance was thought to have been three
miles from the scene of action,- so it
cannot be claimed the Boers broke the
rules of civilized warfare, and I do not
think the English would have fired on
them intentionally.' " '
. With the arrival at Cape Town oi
the British transports Jtoslyn Castk
and Moor, to be followed by a contin
uous succession ' of troop-laden - ships,
the real campaign in South Africa may
nrrivn at Dnrhan forthwith indicates
at least a modification of the plan ' of
advance... ?t, ,.
Conditions at ladysmith.
New York, Nov. 18. A dispatch to
the World f rom' Estcourt says: .,. t ;
"Trustworthy information ' concern
ing the actual state of affairs at ' Lady
smith comes from two civilians who ar
rived today, having escaped from the
besieged town by evading the British
patrols and stealing through the Boer
lines. - They say that both the town
and the British . camp are completely
invested, and that artillery firing back
and forth is continuous." The bombard
ment is heavy but its effect is reported
to be petty.. .The Boers are '.t slightly
superior in strertgth ' but the . British
forces maintain a vigorous "defense,
fighting daily. There were three at
tacks on the - Side of Ladysmith last
Friday. The accounts previously re
ceived through native runners were
greatly exaggerated "y.l ' -f
"The main British attack was on
the Boef batteries, stationed to the east
ward. .The British loss in that action
was about 150 killed or wounded. It
Is supposed that the Boers ' suffered far
more. ,: . """"
'' ""An Amsterdam Rumor.
: London,' Nov. 18.- Another rumor,
emanating from Amsterdam sources,
says a British regiment was ' decimated
Friday by the -Tree f Staters. -It ' is
added that 600 British soldiers were
killed and wounded, and that 800
horses were captured.5; i it KVVV
- Alaskan Railway.
VSeattie, Nov.' 18.-fThe White PaB
& Yukon Railroa'd has purchased near
ly $300,000 worth of steel rails with
which to extend its., line . from Lake
Bennett to Closeligh, a point on Fifty
Mile river, four miles below the White
Horse Rapids. Of this- amount 2,400
tons have been delivered under rush or
ders to Lake Bennett', together '; with a
locomotive to be used on the construc
tion work between Lake Bennett and
the White Horse Rapidsv '
By June" I at least, . the railroad
company expects - to - have the road
completed to the rapids and in opera
tion, v ' . - . ' i f, '- 'i ' .
i," ' ' - . '-.'
ftx. gon Killed His Father. '
Porterville,, . Cal., Nov," 11. At
Piano, a small town a mile and a hall
south of here, Reese Martin." was shot
and instantly killed by his 19-year-old
son Frederick. The "young man ac
cused his father of striking his mother.
A quarrel ensued and the sen dis
charged both barrels of . a - shotgun" at
the old man, causing instant death.
He claims that he acted in self-defense,
j August Becker Hanged.
Chicago, Nov. ',18. August "Becker,
the German butcher, who on January
7 last, murdered his wife, Rachel, and
afterwards chopped up and boiled the
remains in order to dispose of ' them,
was hanged in the county jail" this af
ternoon. Becker's neck was not broken
by the fall and it was sixteen minutes
before he was pronounced dead. - On
the scaffold Becker protested his inno
cence and declared - George Sutterly,
the father of his second wife, was the
!' WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS.
General Wood Does Not Want So Many
- i i, at Santiago.
"New York, November 11. A special
to the Herald from Washington says:
in order to avoid the charge of null
tarism already being raised in " certain
political quarters - and preliminary to
the appointment of .. civil , governors
President McKinley and Secretary Root
are considering the advisability " of
withdrawing troops from Cuba and
Puerto Rico. There are now in Cuba
891 'officers and' 10,796 men " and
Puerto Rico 108 officers and 8,225 men.
In his annual report, just submitted
to Secretary Root, , Brigadier-General
Wood, commanding the' department of
Santiago, declares he has too. many
troops. Secretary Root telegraphed
General Wood today to make a supple
mental report as to the number of men
in his department and ' the number
which can -safely be ' withdrawn. In
structions were sent several days ago
to General Brooke, commanding the
division in Cuba, to report upon the
advisability of withdrawing . troops.
His reply, was not favorable to th-"
proposition. The conditions in t
island, in his opinion, necessitated t .
retention Of all the men now under hi.
command. : -1 . ; ' " '- ''.
,It is understood that Brigadier-General
Lee, commanding, tha province o!
Havana and " Pinar " del Rio, has in
formed -"the ' president that, in his
opinion, all the- men in Cuba should
remain. ' Upon the arrival' of General
Ludlow here, he will be asked to give
his opinion respecting the advisability
of reducing the military force in the
island. ..- . ..,
In Puerto Rico, it is said, military
officers feel that the force there can be
reduced and it is expected some batal
ions will be brought home and sta
tioned in this country. ' ' ;
England Will Not Be Taken Unawares
-. ". - by Bussia. .. .
New York, Nov. 10. A special to
the Times from ' Montreal Bays: Eng
land does not intend to be taken un
awares in any move that may be made
in the Pacific as a result of a possible
combination of two or more hostile
powers against her interests in that
quarter of the globe. : - It ' is learned
that a strong detachment of marines,
whose sailing from -England was not
announced, will arrive at Halifax to
morrow or the day after en route to Es
quimau, the ' strongest British strong
hold and naval base in " the Pacific
ocean. - '
The fortifications at Esquimalt are
also undergoing considerable strength
ening and enlargement, and a large
been shipped across the continent to be
mounted at that fortress. The reason
for the hurried strengthening of Esqui
malt lies in the apprehension of the im
perial government that Russia may
seize the opportunity of the Boer wai
to attack England in the East. ,
Mrs. Mildred Hazen Became His Brldi
In a Very Quiet Ceremony, ,
Washington, Nov. 11. Admiral
George Dewey and Mrs. Mildred Hazen
were married quietly at the rectory of
St. Paul's Catholic church in this city,
shortly before 10 o'clock this morning.
The ceremony was performed : by the
Rev. James F. Mackin, pastor of : th.e
church. .- The ceremony was of the
simplest charaoter according to . the
rites of the Catholic church, . and the
only witnesses, besides the officiating
clergyman were Mrs. Washington Mc
Lean and Mrs. Ludlow, wife of Admiral
Ludlow, mother and sister respectively
of the bride, and Lieutenant Caldwell,
Dewey's secretary.,,; -i j.,; ;.
. Arrangements for the wedding were
made with all the secrecy which has
attended the whole affair. As Dewey
is not a Catholic, a special dispensa
tion was required for the ' performance
of tho ceremony. : ' . : . - '';
" ;.: Filipinos Use Brass Ballets, .
. r Jfew York, Nov. 11. The Press
says: ' v; . -' '-.J;-
"Brass bullets are being used by the
Filipinos against the Americans. . That
fact was discovered when a bullet with
a brass casing was extracted from the
leg of a soldier at the Polyconio hos
pital recently. He is now at Governor's
island being nursed back to ' health.
The patient is Lieutenant Joseph L.
Donovan, formerly of . the Ninth regi
ment. ..He went to the. Philippines at
a regular and was wounded in the leg.
Being young, strong and healthy, he
will not die. " The surgeons found "the
trouble in the shape of -a large bullet,
brass-encased, in his leg. Nature had
saved Donovan's life by r encysting it.
Had it not been for the - poison-proc)
cyst that surrounded the bullet, Dono
van would have died long ago, the Bur.
geons said'." ' ' . ' :
-i -i r ' Three Futile Attacks.
i Manila, Nov. 9. A force of 800 in
surgents attacked the Fourth cavalry
last night, making three futile charges
and losing three men, the - Americans
losing none. -" ' ' r
The first raft across the ferry at Ca
banatuan was carried away by ; the
swift current. It had 16 men of the
Third'cavalry ..on board,' with theh
horses, but only one of them " was
drowned. . V " ' - V. :"--.-" "' . : . ' . .y-
There is talk ef establishing a direct
line of .steamers between some point on
the Pacifio coast and Vladivostock, Si
beria, the Pacific coast terminus of the
Trans-Siberian railroad. As soon as
the road is completed, which will be
within a year, the Russian government
will encourage such a line. . '
. The missing newspaper correspond
ent, Easton, who was supposed to have
been captured by the Boers, is said by
Consul Macrum to be at the front with
Kruger's army, , .
General . Parades Was Farced
r . to "Surrender. , -.:
FOREIGN FLEETS BOMBARDED
Six Hundi-nd and Fifty XNirsons Wero
Kllloil or Wounded and tlio City of
. Fnovto Caheilo Was lovnatutocl.
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, Nov. 14.
General Parades, a former comman
der of the army of ex-President An
drade, who had refused the - demand
made upon him by General Castro and
the de faoto authorities to surrender
the town, even ; when this was rein
forced by the request of the .- British,
American, Frenoh, German and Dutch
commanders, surrendered this morning
at 10 o'clook; after a terrible battle.
The aspect of the city. is one of ruin
and devastation, and it is estimated
that upward of 650 persons were kills
or wounded during the fighting. Di
Braisted, of the United States cruiro.
Detroit, and the other surgeons of ' the
various warships in the harbor are min
istering to the wants of the - wounded.
General Ramon Guerra led in ' the
land attack upon the town and the po
sition of General Parades on Friday
night, .Desultory fighting continued
until Saturday morning about 4 o'clock,
and then a fierce struggle ensued. Gen
eral Parades made a stubborn defense,
but General Guerra forced an entrance
into the town at 5 o'clock yesterday.
As early as 8 o'clock Saturday morn
ing the. fleet arrived and began a bom
bardment, but the range was too great,
and the firing proved ineffective. . ..Gen
eral Parades held the fort on the .,.hill
and Fort Liberatador until this mom
tog. : v . ;. .'- '.
REPORTS OF BATTLES.
Sharp Work Done in the Vicinity, ol
. London,1 Nov. 14. This morning'"
news from the seat of war in Sout ;
Africa continues fairly satisfactory
The official cables are not very detailed
with regard to the Belmont incident,
which, except for the loss of - Colonel
Keith-Falcone r, was not a very serious
affair. .' ' ' - -
There are signs of greatly increased
Boer activity in Natal and along the
western frontier. " All the dispatches
tend to show that the British are hold
ing out ably. Colonel Baden-Powell
reports that all was well at Maieking
on November 6. ;"- Ladysmith's - latest
and confidence is felt in General
White's ability, 1 previous experience
having shown that the Boer artillery is
not very effective, y j ' y , . ; v ' :': '
It is believed that the Boer retreat
will be made over the Drakensburg
range into the Zoutpansberg district,
Where preparations for provisioning and
maintaining the Boers is said to have
been made for the last stand,' and
where it will be difficult to dislodge
them, . Already 'it is rumored that the
are in "straits for ' food around Lady
smith, and may, therefore, 1 be oblige
to abandon the siege. .-: '- : ; ' -Dispatches
from Estcourt say it ; has
been ascertained that the British have
laid concrete beds for firing the lyddite
naval guns, showing that there is no
foundation for the fear that the lyddite
ammunition at Ladysmith has been ex
hausted. It is also reported from the
same quarter that some fires have been
seen in Ladysmith, indicating that the
Boer bombardment has been, : to. some
extent, effective. .
.' Eight Killed by Powder Explosion.
' Santa Cruz, Cal. -, Nov. '14. An ex
plosion occurred early this morning in
the glazing house of the California
powder mill. Four cylinders, contain
ing 15,000 pounds of powder, exploded,
A small amount was fuse powder and
the rest .blasting powder.. The explo
sion wrecked the mill, blew down miles
of fencing, destroyed "the Baltpeter
warehouse, broke panes of glass in Sup
erintendent Peyton's residence, son -distance
away, and - extinguished t "
electric ' lights in . Santa Cruz. '- Th
body of Patrick Hughes, night watch
man, was found. , No cause for the ex
plosion can be ascertained.
' Gang of Desperadoes Broken Up. -
Chicago, Nov. 13. A counterfeiting
outfit and safe-blowing tools were un
earthed by the police - at 216 ' Huron
street. - Mr. and Mrs. Harry - Fay, the
occupants of the ; flat, were arrested.
The police say they have broken, up a
gang of desperadoes that have become
exceedingly lively in Chicago of late.:
The woman confessed that she and. her
husband were counterfeiters,, and also
implicated a man known ' as ' Fred
Rogers. Captain Porter, of the ' secret
service, took charge of the , implements
and the spurious coin.. The prisoners
will be taken before the United States
commissioner. - . ;
Six Men. Were Killed.
; Flagstaff, Ariz., ' Nov. ' 14. One
white ; man and . five Navajo Indians
killed,. , two whites and one Navajo
wounded, was the result of an attempt
of a deputy sheriff to arrest a Navajo
yesterday 10 miles south ot Walnut sta
tion, news of which has just reached
here. '. - - ;" -'-."' : ; - ";y y '
' ' Saved Nine Lives.
Milwaukee, Wis.; Nov. 14. William
Framer, a . motorman,. today saved
the lives of nine passengers by sticking
to his post, and received injuries
which may result in his death. - A
train of freight cars ' moved out from
behind some buildings just as Framer's
car was nearing the crossing. The mo
torman reversed the current; but not
soon enough, as the vestibule of the car
was hit by the train and ground to
pieces. Framer was , seriously injured
The Bonte Crosses Deep Abysses and
. ': New York,. Nov. ' 13. A special to
the Tribune from Washington says:
Rear-Admiral Bradford has com
pleted the official naval - project for a
trans-Pacific submarine cable betw'een
San Francisco and Manila in time, to
supply congress with all the essential
information at the opening of the next
session tha t will permit intelligent con
sideration of the subject and prompt ac
tion for the inauguration of the great
work.: '"' . - v.-. ,;. .
All doubt has been removed regard
ing the practicability of the enterprise
by the adoption of Honolulu, Midway
and Guam as relay stations on the long
line, and by the discoveries made from
the naval-survey ship Nero as to tho
character of the ocean bed between
those points. ' The sounding instru
ments of this ship disclosed an abyss
in the Western Pacific over five miles
deep, but a slight divergence from a
fit.rn.io-lll: lino frrfviTa'fclTr . rlaTalnnaA ' a
route avoiding this insuperable obstacle
to laying a working cable. 'At another
point, on ' the same stretch between
Midway and Guam, a submerged moun
tain over 12,000 feet in height was dis
covered, and a reasonably level road
around this was found.:.,.
The physical practicability, of the
line now having been assured beyond
doubt, it only remains for congress to
weigh the military necessities and com
mercial advantages, to accrue from the
construction and operation of the sys
tem. i It was represented to congress
at its last session that the revenue to be
expected from the Pacifio cable would
not attract ' private capital unless it
had a connection with Australia, Japan
and China, as well as with San Fran
cisco, Honolulu and Manila,
-r .For that reason it was deemed indis
pensable that the United States should
own Stronge island, in the Caroline
group, or. a cable landing there to in
sure the working of a loop to Australia.
I The absence of this may deter any
corporation from undertaking the oper
ation Of a cable across the Pacifio with
out a heavy subsidy.
LANDED ' UNDER FIRE.
How Wheaton's Army Disembarked at
, San Fabian. --::
; Manila, Nov. IB. The landing of
the American troops at San Fabian
Tuesday was the most spectacular affair
of its kind since General Shafter's dis- .
embarkation at Daiquiri. The co-operation
of the troops and the navy was
complete. The gunboats maintained a
terrific bombardment for an hour while
the troops rushed waist deep through
the surMijcrnIil-Iiears hnl IyH
trenches and charged right and left,
pouring volley after volley at the flee
ing rebels." Forty Filipinos were cap
tured, mostly non-commissioned offi
cers. Several insurgent dead and five
wounded were found in a building
which had suffered from the bombard
ment. The town was well fortified.
The sand dunes were riveted with bam
boo 20 feet thick, which afforded a fine
cover. . .... -' . -
-.. . The Cotton Crop. . .-
, Washington, Nov. 13. The monthly
report of the statistician of the depart
ment of agriculture will state that the
most thorough investigation of the cot
ton situation that haa been made since
1895 has just been completed. Spec
ial agents from the " Washington office
have visited all the principal points in
the cotton belt, investigating both acre
age and production. Pending the re
ceipt of final reports as to picking, due
December 1, no detailed statement will
be issued, but the statistician states
that on the basis of the highest estimate
of the area under cultivation for which
the department can' find any warrant,
28,500,000 acres, the crop cannot ex
ceed 9,500,000 bales. This estimate is
based on the most complete and trust
worthy information. t ,' :
y Swept by a Hurricane.
, Kingston, Jamaica, Nov. 18. Com
munication with the ' eastern parts of
the islandparticularly the section be
yond the line from Morant bay to Port
Antonio, has been r interrupted ' sinco
yesterday. This evening, however, it
is being partially re-established, and
advices from various points ' say the
heavy weather culminated in a tremen
dous . hurricane, - Which, .. during tho
night, completely razed the banana
parishes. Portland St. Thomas and
Morant bay are reported severely damaged-;
Details are anxiously - awaited.-
Transport Buffalo Befitted.
' New York, Nov. 13. The transport
Buffalo will be ready for the service of
carrying supplies to the Philippines
next Sunday.' In the last three months
she has been thoroughly refitted, both
without and ; within. . The Buffalo is
expected to go into commission on No
vember 15, but it is feared that it will
be impossible to have her in ; readiness
then. t ...yi ' -- ." I..'.yy ..
." " Coalminers' .Strike. " . ... '
Chicago, Nov. 13. The Record today
says: . The situation in the coal-mining
fields in the southern and western sec
tions of Illinois has taken a serious
turn, and it "is said that many of tho
mines may be tied up within the next
48 hours as a result of the continued
action of operators in sending coal tq
points west and southwest where the
miners are on strike. . ' .
" - Dynamited a Bank. ft
Melvern, Kan., Nov. 18. The safe
and office furniture of the Melvern
bank were demolished by an explosion
of dynamite touched off last night by
robbers, who then looted the place, se
curing $600 in money and several
thousand dollars in notes and checks.
They escaped, leaving no clew.' ; "'"--
': Berlin, Nov. 13. The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Lokal Ahzeiger re-'
peats the report that the Russians are'
marohin? toward he Afghan frontier,